Concert Premiere in 2021

Composer x Visual Artist

belinda reynolds, composer, living, oakland, composition

BELINDA REYNOLDS

 

                       WORDS

"Dynamics and tones of the audio collage, with a recording of the poem Words written by pianist Ting Luo,  to create the musical ‘DNA’ of the solo piano part."

 

        

video artist, visual art, http://www.videosavant.net/, exhibition, University of Cincinnati, Arts and Communication

CHARLES WOODMAN

Jean Ahn, UC Berkeley, Ensemble Ari, Pianist Lecturer

JEAN AHN

 

             FOOTSTEPS

" A piano suite with recording tape and digital imaginaries."

NO. 1  Snow 

NO. 2  Crossroad 

NO. 3  Sand 

NO.4   Asphalt 

NO. 5  Mars

 

Singapore artist, visual designer, Berlin, architecture, digital imaginary

JO HO

JULIE BARWICK

JULIE BARWICK

 

                 Around

"Mix and blur the sounds that have surrounded me: distant construction, simple household sounds, and even the nearby sounds of nature in an urban environment with virtuosic piano technique. " 

 

''External and internal spaces began to blend, allowing the mind to sink into the place where dreams, memories, and fragments of our previous selves were waiting to be unearthed and brought into the light.''

NICKI DAVIS

NICKI DAVIS

TING LUO

TING LUO

     

 

              Hypothesis

''Each piece projects an ongoing present, expressing moments with particular shapes and  phenomenons.''

I. Purified 

II. Breath 

III. Shudder

LORAINE WIBLE

LORAINE WIBLE

BRETT AUSTIN EASTMAN

BRETT AUSTIN EASTMAN

    

     

      How Deep is the Valley 

"How Deep is the Valley is a work for piano and electronics in which the performer interacts with a Max MSP patch to process the amplified piano. The piece is a brief meditation on insignificance and displacement, as if from the view of a nomad with no place to rest. "

 JOSHUA CURRY

JOSHUA CURRY

VALERIO SANNICANDRO

VALERIO SANNICANDRO

 

 

           LE NUOVE FORME 

''LE NUOVE FORME is a long, continuous, but not linear process in which the composer explored  the potential of an object-oriented composition method, musically speaking a dialogue between evolution and motionlessness.''

''In her work she is interested in exploring a momentary nature of time and space, and the conflicting forces that shape land and humans.''

WIOLETA KAMINSKA

WIOLETA KAMINSKA

Composer

DANNY CLAY

DANNY CLAY

                                                                 Six Threads

 "A six one-minute movements for piano in the style of 'Threads' where musician and video engage in a dialogue that explores the relationship between live and recorded sound and movement. This a series of "video-moments musicaux’’ for live music and pre-recorded music. "

(1) Prelude 

(2) Polyphony 

(3) Videogame 

(4) Garlic 

(5) Loops 

(6) Window

 CHATORI SHIMIZU

CHATORI SHIMIZU

                                                                 

                                                       Mu Absence

"Unlike European landscape paintings, in Japanese landscape paintings, by placing “ma” in the center of the painting, it expresses the distinctive spatio-temporal aesthetics found in Japanese expressions. Mu Absence seeks to identify the imperceptible within the degrading reverberations between two notated sounds of the piano. ​ The multi media work explores the Japanese homonym with meanings such as "nothing", "dream", and "naught"."

CHRISTOPHER CERRONE

CHRISTOPHER CERRONE

 

 

                                               Cornkind

Cornkind was originally an improvisation inspired by the poem of the same name by Frank O’Hara. This piece is a melancholic exploration of every day sounds (where sometimes musical instruments are treated as ‘found’ sounds), and as a new acoustic arrangement, retracing old steps and finding new ones.

 

 

NAC Benefit Event 2021

EUNMI KO, pianist

EUNMI KO, pianist

 

Program

 

Angular by Ting Luo 

 

saturation temp! by Emily Koh 

 

In the Fog from In the Deep Heart’s Core by Vera Ivanov 

 

I am going mad(libs) by Anthony R. Green

FIELDS OF REPRESSION performed by pianist/composer Gloria Damijian and pianist Ting Luo, is featured as one of the premieres on NAC Benefit Event. 

The piece encourage the players to confront themselves with feelings of discomfort and transform them into a creative process. I mainly focussed on terms and questions almost everyone deals with from time to time – or even constantly – during the artistic practice: why * no * anxiety * how * fatigue * self-doubt * failure * pressure.

GLORIA DAMIJIAN, composer/pianist

GLORIA DAMIJIAN, composer/pianist

Lost in..for piano and electronics by Ting Luo, in collaboration with visual artist Marco Pinter, is featured as one of the premieres on NAC Benefit Event. 

The piece is an ambient mix of soundscapes taken from the streets of San Francisco.  The dancer dancing among the crowds, meaning one’s solitude in urban life. The visuals incorporate thermal photography of a dancer painting with the heat of her body; superimposed and intermixed with found scenes of cities with pedestrians, traffic, noises, and so on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO PINTER, visual artist

MARCO PINTER, visual artist